Thank you to everyone who signed up for our first exploration through The Artist's Way. This session is full but information for future sessions is below.
Please let us know if you'd be interested in a Session Two!
Who is this for?
Anyone with a creative side. Spoiler: That's ALL of us.
We invite all actors, writers, painters, clowns, sculptors, teachers, dancers, singers, (etc. forever) to use this guide to unblock their creative selves.
How will it work?
We will read Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way together. One chapter each week. We will meet for a virtual check-in on Mondays to discuss any discoveries, challenges, and experiences. This safe space will serve as an accountability and inspiration group. Class size is limited to 20.
What is the cost?
There is no cost to join us. Our trip through The Artist's Way serves as the kickoff to Circle Theatre's Education Department! In celebration of this, we are offering scholarships for anyone who signs up to join us at no cost. We plan to offer this course again in the future for $100 for the 12 weeks.
This guide challenges us to re-inspire and redicipline our creative selves. There is a writing component and an "artist date" component each week. Don't worry though—you will never have to share anything you write. We will also have a private Facebook group to connect with other members, share thoughts, and receive encouragement. Please note, meetings may be recorded for internal purposes.
We will meet via Zoom each Monday beginning February 1st until April 19th. We will meet from 7:00 - 8:00 PM to do a check-in and short discussion. See the full schedule below.
About the Program
Feel free to share the information about this program! We ask participants be 18+ and ready to read.
Here is the schedule for the program. Please come to week one with the introduction, forward, and chapter 1 read if possible! It's okay if you're behind on a given week, others will share and you can catch up!
Artist Contract Page
Ready to join us? Start by printing and signing this contract. It's just for you to have as a reminder. Hang it where you can see it!
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning.
There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages. They are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand.
Do not overthink Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page...and then do three more pages tomorrow.
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you.
The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the
imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well
of images and inspiration.
When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask yourself, “what sounds fun?” — and then allow yourself to try it.
This program requires the use of the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. We will be using the 25th anniversary edition. There are also many options to purchase the book from a local bookstore or second hand!
We are also offering a Circle Theatre's The Artist's Way Pack you can purchase and we will send you everything you need—including a new edition of the book, a Circle Theatre journal, pencil, and a few other little surprises.
Have the book but still interested in a cool Circle Theatre Journal! You can grab yours (plus a few extra goodies) here!